Andrew Barrocas has enjoyed success as a dominant force and respected authority in the New York City real estate industry for many years. In his accomplished career, he has sold over $5 billion worth of property, and managed, trained, recruited and collaborated with the city's top agents and brokers. As CEO and Founder of MNS, Andrew currently oversees more than a billion dollars worth of real estate, as well as an exceptional team of talented agents focused on providing the utmost level of client service.
Andrew entered the real estate field after graduating from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He went on to achieve instant success and recognition as one of the "Top 30 Brokers Under 30", according to The Real Deal. Over the years, Andrew has been a continually sought-after expert on real estate who has been featured in The New York Times' "The 30-Minute Interview", quoted in all major New York publications, and spotlighted on The Stoler Report.
Since founding MNS in 2006, Andrew has grown the company substantially in terms of its revenue and its team, which is now over 125 people. He also serves his industry as a licensed teacher through the State of New York, passing on his knowledge and array of professional experience of real estate sales to real estate brokers and salespersons.
Andrew is also an active member of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) and Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He and his wife Rachel are the proud parents of two beautiful girls - Cayden (4 years old) and Ella (2 years old).read more
CEO Profile Marketing
Ryan leads Profile Marketing, the MNS in-house marketing group. He has previously managed the efforts at a number of high-end domains, including L'Oreal, CNN, Time Warner, Perry Ellis and DKNY. Ryan joined MNS in 2006, moving mns.com into the top ten residential websites in Manhattan in less than a year. A marketing and web development expert, Ryan serves an integral role as MNS finds innovative ways to connect with clients.
Highlyann is one of the original founders of the Developers Group, now MNS. Drawing on a wealth of experience and expertise, she successfully landed, marketed and sold the two largest projects in Brooklyn. She also oversaw the design of all TDG buildings and sales offices and later opened The Design High, the exclusive interior design arm at MNS. Born and raised in New York, Highlyann is a graduate of Stuyvesant HS & Hunter College.
An attorney by trade, David has helped his clients create some of the most notable and highes t ear ning new developments, achieving over $500MM of real estate transactions within the tri-state area and Philadelphia. A well-versed consultant to banks, developers, investors and asset management firms, David's pr imary expertise lies in strategic direction, from a property's acquisition to its final disposition. A nationally recognized market expert and f requent lecturer at the NYU Graduate Real Estate Program, he received his JD from Fordham University School of Law and his Bachelor's degree from Adelphi University.
Adam B. Ginder, Esq. is General Counsel and SVP at MNS. Prior to joining MNS, Adam practiced corporate and real estate litigation for a prominent Manhattan law firm. He has built relationships with clients covering all aspects of real estate, and it is those relationships, along with Adam's experience, that provides investors, developers, landlords, corporations and government entities with a unique perspective to best serve their needs. Adam graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and Brooklyn Law School.
When it comes to Brooklyn real estate, Jonathan Tager prefers to show rather than just tell. "The proof is in the results," he believes, which is why this hands-on professional is so effective in serving clients, and managing his agents. A Brooklyn resident for 15 years and real estate specialist for over a decade, Jonathan knows the market and the business inside out. He is a trusted advocate and strong negotiator who ensures the best service and deals for his clients; plus he sets a stellar example for the agents who rely on his expertise.
With a specialty in Williamsburg, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Jonathan has navigated the successful purchase and sale of townhouses, multi-family properties and new development condominiums throughout the big city. Aside from the benefit of his knowledge, his comedic nature and vibrant personality make the real estate process - and working with him - both rewarding and lots of fun.
Originally from Montreal, Jonathan grew up in Beverly Hills, California. A natural entertainer and savvy salesman, he previously worked in furniture sales, as a comedian, and as a producer for MTV. Motivated, confident and set out to succeed, Jonathan found his way to real estate, spending the first two years in Beverly Hills before taking on NYC. With his father an interior designer, his appreciation for unique properties is innate, as is his keen eye for style, design, and showcasing properties at their best.
Other than working hard, Jonathan is an avid Nets basketball fan, X-Box hockey player, fantastic karaoke crooner, and serious sneaker enthusiast who prides himself on his extensive and colorful collection.read more
Managing Director - Chelsea
Patti Avella came to MNS with many years of experience on the agent and manager side of the business. After an exciting 23 years as a government bond broker on Wall Street, 11 of which were at Cantor Fitzgerald, she got her real estate license, and truly found her calling.
Patti began her real estate career as an agent at a large rental firm, then transitioned into sales two years later. 'I realized how much I loved searching the city, exploring every neighborhood, and helping people find homes to purchase that fit their life and needs.'
As Patti learned more about the industry and participated in training sessions, she became expert at helping other agents navigate the often confusing Manhattan sales market. Her experience and insight led to a position as Sales Manager which she held for over 10 years, with coveted awards like Sales Manager of the Year and Top-Producing Office to her credit. Patti grew up in Brooklyn and has lived in Manhattan for over three decades. She has a deep passion for the city, for its wonderful people and properties, and for inspiring her agents to work harder and smarter to fulfill their clients' needs.read more
As a native New Yorker with 8+ years of experience in the NYC real estate business, Vicario Brensley Phillip has quickly established himself as a leading, sought-after sales and rental agent in Manhattan. With an office base in the heart of Chelsea and having represented both buyers and sellers in dozens of transactions in the area, Vicario is to go-to neighborhood specialist. On both sides of the transaction, he has achieved top prices for sellers and negotiated outstanding value for his buyers. Vicario is highly connected within the brokerage, business, buyer and landlord communities, and leverages his vast network to pair buyers and sellers every day.
He is an expert in dealing with savvy clients who operate within strict timelines and budgets, and brings deep knowledge of the market, available inventory and effective pricing strategies.
The strength of Vicario's professionalism, coupled with his dynamic and warm personality, makes him a person with whom people genuinely relish working. As evidenced by his extensive, long-standing professional and personal network in NYC, he recognizes the true value of forming connections and maintaining relationships. He establishes immediate rapport with his clients, listens and digs deep to gain a full understanding of their unique needs and challenges to deliver results. Vicario's highly responsive nature, 24/7 availability, strong sense of urgency and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction has produced a loyal client following and remains paramount to his business success. In his free time, Vicario enjoys boxing, weight training and golfing.read more
MNS Listings Director Staci Heather Reed is a motivated team leader with an extensive knowledge base and a magnetic personality. With nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate business, she has successfully attained listings and serviced clients throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn with utmost expertise.
Always willing to extend herself to others, Staci is a direct and tenacious professional focused on getting deals done. Her strong foundation in negotiations and closing transactions has endeared her to many small building owners as well as major landlords in NYC with whom she enjoys preferential relationships. Her seasoned research and communication skills, and her 24/7 availability are of great benefit to MNS' agents and clients alike.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Staci lives on the East Side of the city she loves. Outside of her passion for real estate, she enjoys continually exploring the unique nuances and ever-changing offerings of her hometown.read more